Top Christmas Movies to Watch This Festive Season

Written by Design PinkPositive


Posted on November 22 2023

Christmas Movies 2023
 As the lights twinkle in the winter night, nothing quite brings the essence of the festive season to life like a good Christmas movie. From timeless classics to modern favorites, these films have a special way of bringing families together, spreading joy, and setting a magical tone for the holidays. In this post, we'll guide you through a selection of Christmas movies perfect for family viewing, ensuring your holiday season is filled with cinematic wonder and heartwarming moments.

Timeless Classics

The beauty of Christmas movies lies in their timeless appeal. Films like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "Miracle on 34th Street" have captivated audiences for generations. These classics remind us of the true spirit of Christmas – hope, love, and the joy of giving. Let's not forget the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," which teaches us about redemption and transformation. 

Modern Favourites

In recent years, several films have carved out their own special place in our holiday traditions. "Home Alone" brings laughter and a sense of adventure, while "Elf" captures the whimsical charm of the North Pole. "The Polar Express," with its stunning animation and heartwarming story, has become a modern staple for Christmas movie nights.

Animated Wonders

For families with younger children, animated films offer a world of wonder. "Frozen" has become synonymous with holiday cheer, thanks to its snowy setting and catchy tunes. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" offers a unique twist on holiday themes, blending Halloween and Christmas in an unforgettable way. Meanwhile, "Arthur Christmas" provides a fresh and humorous take on the Santa Claus legend.

Hidden Gems

Beyond the well-known titles, there are numerous hidden gems waiting to be discovered. These might include indie films, international features, or simply underrated movies that haven't received the attention they deserve. Films like "Klaus" or "The Christmas Chronicles" offer new perspectives and stories that are sure to enchant and entertain.

As we wrap up along list of movies below, we're reminded of the joy and togetherness that these Christmas movies bring. They're not just films; they're a part of our holiday traditions, shared memories, and the warmth we feel during this special time of the year. So grab a blanket, some hot cocoa, and gather your loved ones for a movie marathon that celebrates the magic of the season.

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
The Holdovers (2023)
Tangerine (2015)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Little Women (2019)
Klaus (2019)
Carol (2015)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Die Hard (1988)
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)
The Apartment (1960)
Little Women (1994)
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Tokyo Godfathers (2003)
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Better Watch Out (2016)
Trading Places (1983)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005)
A Christmas Tale (2008)
Gremlins (1984)
Elf (2003)
Happiest Season (2020)
Batman Returns (1992)
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)
Bad Santa (2003)
Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022)
White Christmas (1954)
Happy Christmas (2014)
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)
Merry Christmas (2005)
The Ref (1994)
The Santa Clause (1994)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967)
Holiday Inn (1942)
March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)
Remember the Night (1940)
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977)
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
Alien Xmas (2020)
Santa Camp (2022)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Scrooge (1951)
Home Alone (1990)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)
Joyeux Noel (2005)
Love Actually (2003)
Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)
The Polar Express (2004)
Violent Night (2022)
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
The Family Man (2000)
8-Bit Christmas (2021)
Better Watch Out (II) (2016)
The Night Before (II) (2015)
Black Christmas (1974)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)
Hostile Hostages (1994)
Last Christmas (2019)
Krampus (I) (2015)
A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
Prancer (1989)
Shazam! (2019)
Jingle All The Way (1996)
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
Lovely, Still (2008)
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Just Friends (I) (2005)
The Snowman (1982 TV Movie)
Surviving Christmas (2004)
The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)
Serendipity (2001)
The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972 TV Movie)
The Nativity Story (2006)
Christmas in Boston (2005 TV Movie)
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Fatman (2020)
Noel (2004)
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Holiday Affair (1949)
Crown for Christmas (2015 TV Movie)
One Magic Christmas (1985)
Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
12 Dates of Christmas (2011 TV Movie)
Last Chance Holiday (2013 TV Movie)
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
The Christmas Card (2006 TV Movie)
12 Days of Giving (2017 TV Movie)
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
Operation Christmas Drop (2020)
Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Nativity! (2009)
Holiday in Handcuffs (2006 TV Movie)
Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)
Mixed Nuts (1994)
Mrs. Miracle (2009 TV Movie)
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
Friday After Next (2002)
Next Stop, Christmas (2021 TV Movie)
Pete's Christmas (2013 TV Movie)
November Christmas (2010 TV Movie)
Deck the Halls (2006)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004 TV Movie)
Four Christmases (2008)
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008 TV Movie)
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014 TV Movie)
A Season for Miracles (1999 TV Movie)
The Christmas Shoes (2002 TV Movie)
A Grandpa for Christmas (2007 TV Movie)
Christmas Mail (2010)
Ira Finkelstein's Christmas (2012)
Window Wonderland (2013 TV Movie)
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000 TV Movie)
Jack Frost (1998)